Accession Number:

AD0677248

Title:

PECULIARITIES OF THE CLINICAL COURSE OF PNEUMONIA FOLLOWING POISONING WITH BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS (OSOBENNOSTI KLINICHESKOGO TECHENIYA PNEVMONII PRI INTOKSIKATSII SOEDINENIYAMI BERILLIYA),

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Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1967-11-21

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Pneumonia, which is the most serious and rather frequent complication of poisoning by beryllium compounds, develops in interstitial tissue against the background of toxic lesion of alveolae and bronchioles, which leads to partial atelectasis and swelling of separate pulmonary areas with considerable increase in the permeability of the pulmonary vessels. Development of pneumonia usually involves association of a secondary pneumotropic infection or activation of the primary one, which then acquires virulent properties. In view of essential changes of reactance of the organism, most beryllium pneumonias run the course of a hypoergic type without appreciable rise in body temperature, with moderate leucocytosis or normal leucocyte count, and without special shifts in the rods and nuclei. There is observed arterial hypoxemia, hyperventilation, and proclivity towards marked tachypnea, tachycardia, hypotonia and collapse-like conditions. Due to the protracted course of the pneumonic process the functional capacity of the respiratory and hemodynamic systems is slow to recover its normal vigor. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Toxicology
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE